Washington, DC’s Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will convene some of the nation’s most noted leaders on broadband policy, telecommunications, and social justice to discuss “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, & Equity in the Digital Economy” at our 5th Annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit, January 15th and 16th, in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC, 11/27/13 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) created the Broadband and Social Justice (BBSJ) Summit in 2010 to serve as a forum to highlight broadband and telecom inequities, begin action on proposed policy, and to give a voice to the popular MMTC Broadband & Social Justice Web Magazine. This yearʼs Summit will include our second annual FCC Chairs’ Roundtable, featuring Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Hon. Michael Copps, Hon. Reed Hundt, Hon. William E. Kennard, Hon. Richard (Dick) Wiley, and featuring new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who will provide opening remarks. Former Chairman William Kennard will also attend the Summit, providing opening remarks during the panel “Broadband: The Backbone of the New Economy.”
During the roundtable, the former FCC chairs will provide insights on how building broadband infrastructure is an energizer for broad sector transformation and 21st century entrepreneurship, and how broadband democratizes opportunity by preparing the American workforce for 21st century jobs and creating opportunities for disadvantaged communities.
The Chairs’ Roundtable immediately follows the FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Roundtable, which features current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and former Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate. The commissioners will discuss broadband adoption as a solution for bridging the wealth gap and championing America’s way back to economic recovery and global competitiveness – all key areas of focus for Chairman Wheeler’s agenda. [click to continue…]